Benefits Advisor

Job Description

Job Description: Benefits Advisor (Exempt)

Reports To: CEO

Primary Role: Responsible for retention and comprehensive servicing on all assigned large Benefits renewal accounts, including but not limited to: 

  • Marketing, negotiation, and placement of new business and renewal accounts.
  • Serve as a partner to clients in developing the appropriate insurance portfolio, including but not limited to:  exposure analysis; and development and implementation of customized client risk management programs to maximize client financial results.
  • Achieve account retention goals through creative management of accounts, including proactive account rounding, up-selling of limits and coverages, as a result of exposure analysis.
  • Development and execution of service plans for selected accounts, including loss control and risk management as needed.
  • Responsible for coordinating new business submissions on assigned large accounts.
  • Serve as a resource to Benefits Account Managers

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate State license(s). Minimum 5 years’ insurance brokerage or equivalent experience. Completion of RHU or REBC designation.
  • Two-year associate college degree required; four-year college degree preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of all lines of Benefits insurance, including sophisticated and less common coverages, especially those products represented through firm.
  • Thorough knowledge of brokerage operations including claims handling, procedures, benefits rating, firm management system, and applicable insurance laws/codes.
  • Experience and expertise in operating in a completely automated environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of risk assessment, loss control, and risk management techniques.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, technological, verbal and written communication skills.
  • High degree of self-motivation and self-direction.                                                      

Duties:

  • Participate in the production process by developing complete submissions on new and renewal business and obtain proposals in conjunction with firm marketing procedures.
  • Perform annual review and risk exposure analysis of renewal policies for proper coverage, incorporating information obtained from client.  These reviews may be in person and require travel.
  • Maintain control of automated client files, ensure proper documentation, and reduce the potential for E&O issues through expert use of automation and procedures, within established timelines.
  • Remain “on call” occasionally as necessary to answer clients’ questions via e-mail or phone as needed, to maintain the highest level of service.
  • Serve as a resource to all clients as needed, in addition to handling assigned accounts.
  • Participate in any special projects at management’s request.
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